Ms. Yanni was most recently vice president and chief licensing officer at Merck & Co. She led Merck's Corporate Licensing group for 12 years, successfully structuring and negotiating agreements to acquire rights to over one hundred compounds, programs, and technologies to enhance Merck’s pipeline. Prior to this, Ms. Yanni served in various roles at Merck including in corporate development, financial evaluation, and tax. Ms. Yanni has a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an A.B. from Wellesley College. She also holds a Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University.